• Eric Hellman deposited The Open-Factor: Toward impact-aligned measures of open-access ebook usage in the group Group logo of HuMetricsHSSHuMetricsHSS on Humanities Commons 1 year, 7 months ago

    A statistical analysis of usage data for open-access ebooks from two different publishers and from a free ebook distribution platform indicates that open-access ebook usage is distributed following log-normal statistics. Using a quantity related to the logarithm of download counts, dubbed the “open-factor”, will measure impact in better alignment with the goals of open-access ebook publishing.